Video: What Grade Did The Browns Earn In The 2013 NFL Draft?

FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez, Peter Schrager and Laura Okmin on Cleveland’s 2013 NFL Draft class.

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3 Responses to “Video: What Grade Did The Browns Earn In The 2013 NFL Draft?”

  1. Denolakes says:

    Draft grades. Talk about an exercise in the ridiculous. What amazes me more than anything is that a guy who wears a beard like that gets paid for this kind of drivel . . .

  2. dale says:

    I sure hope I am wrong, but I ultimately think it is a big mistake to move forward with Weeden! As far as the draft I think you have to look at the big picture. In this years 2nd round there was not a quality receiver the caliber of Gordon. Bess was a good pickup for a cheap price. They also could use that extra 3rd and 4th from next years draft and acquire a good veteran at a position of need like corner, safety or guard before training camp. Failure to make any further acquisitions this off season will be a major disappointed.

    • Denolakes says:

      You might be right — we’ll know by next December. With this front office, this looks like a 2-year project. Holdover scouting staff was held out of this year’s draft and they are starting to be shown the door. This year was heavy in pass rushers. Cleveland has addressed that position for the foreseeable future. If the QB position is in play next year, they have added draft picks to package to move up. If QB is not in play, then they have 9 picks already next year. Sound familiar? It is the same methodology used by teams like the Pats. Remember, competitive must be sustainably competitive. With this mentality, each draft is not an end in itself; it is part of the overall process. Did they get the corner they need, or the safety? Probably not, but McFadden isn’t exactly a slouch. If Slaughter can recover from his Achilles, he could be a decent DB in rotation and situational packages, which is OK for a late round pick. And, there can always be a trade before the season starts, however unlikely that seems now. I am not excited about this, but I don’t have fatalistic vibes, either. They have to build on the talent they have — and they actually have quite a bit. Little and Gordon have to be the WRs everybody thinks they can be. Jordan has to show up and make us forget Watson (tall order). TR has to be the back worthy of a No.3 pick. The OL has to show it can block for a running game. And you have to give Weeden a chance with an offensive scheme designed to maximize his style and talents, rather than one that forces players to fit into something that doesn’t match well with their abilities. The man put $1B to buy this thing. It only works if he gets his $$ returned to him — and that only happens if the team not only competes, but wins consistently and becomes a perennial playoff contender. It is Year 1. We are in far better shape than 1999, the false Year 1. Let these guys work. We’ll have plenty of time to dissect it later.

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